"I've seen Côte d'Ivoire rapidly develop in the last five years. I want to see it continue to build and improve its economy long into the future. For it to do so, economic development must not come at the expense of the environment." - Erik Solheim
The noise generated by offshore construction, shipping, naval sonar and other sources is a major threat to cetaceans. Sudden, impulsive noise can cause direct harm, such as bruising, organ rupture and permanent or temporary threshold shifts - known in medicine as the "disco effect".
UN Environment Chief Erik Solheim concluded on Tuesday a two-day visit to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where he met with officials of the Government of Ethiopia, heads and representatives of key regional institutions as well as strategic partners in the region.
US$5-7 trillion a year needed to implement the Sustainable Development Goals
The Assessment will also be a key input to the Fifth Global Biodiversity Outlook (GBO-5) of the Convention on Biological Diversity, to be published in 2020.
The agreement was signed by the head of UN Environment, Erik Solheim, and Norway's Ambassador to Kenya, Victor Conrad Rønneberg.
A clean environment is on the horizon for the people of Ogoniland as government, communities and oil industry commit to implementing UN Environment report recommendations